The Rotary Club of Christchurch Blackgrove Scholarship was established in 2007 by a gift of $100,000 to the University of Canterbury Foundation (‘the UC Foundation’), with the intention of providing in perpetuity a scholarship for a first year student. It records a significant financial legacy received by the Rotary Club of Christchurch (‘the Club’) for charitable purposes from one of its members, the late Jack Blackgrove. The objective of this scholarship is to attract students who face challenges that might otherwise prevent them from considering entry to tertiary education. It is aimed at students who would undertake a full-time study programme at the University of Canterbury.
The scholarship shall be awarded annually to a person who has been granted admission to the first year of a full-time programme of study at the University of Canterbury. Applicants must have left secondary school not more than two years prior to commencing the first year of full-time tertiary study and must have resided continuously in the Canterbury province for at least 12 months immediately preceding the closing date for applications or preceding the start of a gap year. Preference will be given to applicants who have been educated within the city of Christchurch.